[:en]Described by the New York Concert Review as “an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power” and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid as “the Spanish pianist of his generation,” José Ramón Méndez is one of the most exciting Spanish pianists of today.
He has been a guest performer at many music festivals, and collaborated with such distinguished artists as Karl Leister, Itzhak Perlman, and Pinchas Zukerman. Méndez has given master classes around the United States and in numerous cities in Spain, and China. Currently, he is the director of the Gijón International Piano Festival and the artistic director of The Stony Brook International Piano Festival. He is now a member of the Artist Piano Faculty at Northwestern University, Chicago.
www.joseramonmendez.com/[:pt]Professor de piano na Northwestern University, Chicago (EUA), Artista Yamaha, é um dos melhores pianistas da sua geração a nível mundial. Prestigiado pedagogo, dirige o Festival Internacional de Piano de Gijón (Espanha) e o Stony Brook Piano Festival em Nova York (EUA). Doutorado pela Manhattan School of Music, estudou com Byron Janis e colaborou em musica de câmara com Karl Leister, Itzhak Perlman e Pinchas Zukerman. Tem integrado júris de concursos internacionais e dado masterclasses em locais como a Juilliard School, o Oberlin Conservatory e a Northwestern University-Chicago.